Artist Profile: Keith Grinter
Keith runs the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei, where his focus is on developing his glass blowing skills, particularly the shard pick-up technique. He has worked in a range of media including glass (painted and blown), oil painting and sculpture from recycled materials.
While working independently as an artist Keith also tutors students of The Learning Connexion, passing on this highly popular and beautiful art medium to the eager participants attending his weekend classes.
TLC Graduate Wins Supreme Art Award
Mandy Hague has had an interest in natural history for as long as she can remember. Her fascination related not only to how things looked and acted, but to their evolutionary adaptations and physiological make-up. “I caught up with a lady the other day who was a neighbour of mine many years ago,” Mandy recalls. “She told me that she remembered me as a child picking up roadkill. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I still do that!”
Documentary Trip on a Vaka
For someone who suffers from seasickness, being out on the open ocean in what is essentially a double-hulled canoe during stormy weather seems like a cruel joke. But, for The Learning Connexion’s intrepid documentary tutor Kate Logan, it’s what being a film-maker is all about.Posted on 04 Aug 2015 Comments
Student Profile: Building Careers
Anna Jenkins volunteered to join the art department team to get some real world work experience in a field she was interested in, helping with both construction and painting. The brief was to build a medieval tavern and bedroom inside Avalon Studio.Posted on 22 Jun 2015 Comments
‘Art for Art's Sake’ - Offer for TLC Students
‘Art for Art's Sake’ has been well known to Wellingtonians for great prints and quality framing forever. They are now based on Cambridge Terrace (just off Courtenay Place) and have come up with a great offer for students of The Learning Connexion!Posted on 02 Jun 2015 Comments
Student Profile - Prospect of Creativity
Richard Evans worked for years in a creative job, turning the ancient swamp Kauri from his home in Ahipara into beautiful furniture. But it wasn’t until his family had grown up and he found himself ‘on freedom time’, that he seized the opportunity to take his art practice to the next level.Posted on 26 May 2015 Comments